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moe.moe. Live at Highline Ballroom - early acoustic set on 2008-06-16 (June 16, 2008)

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Collection: moe
Band/Artist: moe.
Date: June 16, 2008 (check for other copies)
Venue: Highline Ballroom - early acoustic set
Location: New York, NY

Source: Audience
Lineage: Neumann TLM-170 (card, split 30" in balcony)->Sound Devices 722(@24/96). FLAC File processing in SoundForge Audio Studio 10.0b (volume normalization; L/R channel time alignment, removing 20 samples from the right channel at the beginning of the recording; resample to 44.1 with iZotope 64-Bit SRC set higher than "Highest Quality" setting w/anti-alias filter; 24->16 bit dither using iZotope MBIT+ with Ultra noise shaping, High dither settings); Tracked in CDWav.
Taped by: Scott Bernstein
Transferred by: Scott Bernstein
Keywords: moe; highline; split; balcony; tlm170; flac16; 16 bit; neumann; acoustic; headcount; benefit


Acoustic set:
1. tuning/banter
2. Shoot First
3. banter - crazy day for us
4. New York City
5. banter - Headcount support
6. Can't Seem To Find
7. tuning
8. Okayalright ->
9. Time Again
10. thanks


This was an early, acoustic set, which was open to a very limited number people who purchased VIP tickets which benefitted HeadCount. Click for more information on Headcount or to register to vote

No taping was allowed at this show, but I did anyway and just recently got permission from Jon Topper, moe.'s manager to post this recording.

You get the benefit of an April 2010 mastering in SoundForge 10, which has improved Izotope resampling and MBit+ Dithering over SoundForge 9 which I was using at the time, as well as the knoweldge which I didn't have almost 2 years ago that when you run split mics you might need to time align the channels (in this case it was extremely minor -- 20 samples or 1/4,800th of a second), but I did it just because I care and hope you appreciate.

Happy Birthday to Eric Vandercar who got to do the "...but To fly?" part of Moth.

In my opinion, this recording sounds spectacular -- the balcony split resulted in great stereo separation, very crisp highs, minimal crowd noise, and is extremely dynamic -- it could be the best moe. recording I've ever made (and I've been taping them since 1995).

There is a higher quality 24 bit version of this recording available at http://www.archive.org/details/moe2008-06-16.tlm170.early.balcony.split.flac24

The electric sets of this show are available from the same recording set up at http://www.archive.org/details/moe2008-06-16.tlm170.balcony.split.flac16

Check out my photos from this show:

moe. Highline Ballroom 20080616

Recorded, Mastered, and Tracked by Scott Bernstein

Individual Files

Audio Files Flac VBR MP3 Ogg Vorbis
tuning/banter 4.9 MB
1.6 MB
972.5 KB
Shoot First 33.4 MB
8.2 MB
4.6 MB
banter - crazy day for us 3.9 MB
1.2 MB
691.8 KB
New York City 29.6 MB
7.1 MB
4.0 MB
banter - Headcount support 6.4 MB
1.9 MB
1.1 MB
Can't Seem To Find 38.9 MB
9.1 MB
5.1 MB
tuning 2.9 MB
1,001.9 KB
554.5 KB
Okayalright -> 29.4 MB
7.0 MB
3.8 MB
Time Again 52.6 MB
12.4 MB
6.8 MB
thanks 2.6 MB
770.8 KB
462.7 KB
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moe2008-06-16.md5 Checksums 723.0 B
moe2008-06-16.tlm170.early.balcony.split.flac16.md5 Checksums 610.0 B
moe2008-06-16.tlm170.early.balcony.split.flac16.ffp Flac FingerPrint 600.0 B
moe2008-06-16.tlm170.early.balcony.split.flac16_files.xml Metadata [file]
moe2008-06-16.tlm170.early.balcony.split.flac16_meta.xml Metadata 5.2 KB
moe2008-06-16.tlm170.early.balcony.split.flac16_reviews.xml Metadata 1.1 KB
Other Files Archive BitTorrent Text
moe2008-06-16.tlm170.early.balcony.split.flac16_archive.torrent 18.5 KB
moe2008-06-16.txt 1.5 KB

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Reviewer: chanlsrfer - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 11, 2012
Subject: FINALLY!!!
I gave up looking for this show after the first year. THANK YOU for taping, and THANK YOU Jon Topper for the green light! I managed to score a pair of these tickets, and it is great to see it finally uploaded for everyone.
Scored a setlist from Rob after this show.

Quality of recording is amazing. This just made my day.

Reviewer: lastubbe - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - April 6, 2010
Subject: Very nice
Happy b-day ev and great job Scott! Thanks to Topper for recognizing the good in this being released!